Former Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi may have put his dethronement in March this year, as the traditional head of the ancient Northern city behind him, as work has commenced in earnest, towards his contesting for the Presidential seat of the country in 2023.
ThePageNews gathered that his dethronement may not be unconnected with plans by the North to enable it present Sanusi as their favoured candidate for the Presidency, to succeed the incumbent who is also a Fulani like Sanusi.
According to our source, the North may have agreed to give him total support to succeed President Buhari, like they did the later in 2015.
The decision to consider Sanusi for the Aso Rock job, it was gathered, may not be unconnected with the notion that he won’t be a hard sell in the Southwest and the South South because of his background as a Western Educational who is also not alien to the South social environment.
In the permutations of his sponsors, he has many influential and financially strong friends in the West and South who will be able to mobilise support for him when the time comes to officially declare the Presidential ambition open.
Towards actualising this aim, The Page gathered that the former Emir may declare for a political party at a time that would be determined by his sponsors. A source mentioned however, that this may not be later than the first quarter of 2021.
Preparatory to the official declaration of his political status however, The Page News can confirm that a good number of social media platforms have been activated to mobilise support for the Presidential ambition of the former Central bank governor.
Some of these social media platforms are limited to the Telegram for now and are dominated in part, by northerners while others are available for the non Hausa speaking.
On these platforms, strategies are discussed daily on how to mobilise and ensure maximum support for what has been tagged the ” SLS Presidential Project ”
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi from the Fulani Sullubawa clan, was born on 31 July 1961. He became the 14th Emir Of Kano as he ascended the throne on 8 June 2014, following the death of his grand uncle Ado Bayero. He was dethroned on 9 March 2020 by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
By: Femi Adepoju
US Embassy Issues Visa Fraud Alert to Nigerians
The United States Mission to Nigeria has warned Nigerians against a fraudulent visa report being circulated on social media.
The fraudulent visa press release had claimed that the US was issuing a new type of work visa to Nigerians.
But the US Mission on Friday in a visa fraud alert urged Nigerians to disregard information stating that a new work visa has been created.
The statement read, “The U.S. Mission to Nigeria is drawing the general public’s attention to a fake “press release” claiming to offer a new type of work visa to Nigerians.
“Scammers and fraudsters circulate this phoney information that the new work visa applies to Nigerian citizens aged 40-55.
The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and Consulate in Lagos is warning Nigerians not to fall victims to the scam. It is the same old scam, but in fresh packaging – don’t become a victim!
“If you have questions about whether visa information is legitimate, please refer only to official sources: travel.state.gov, ng.usembassy.gov/visas, and www.ustraveldocs.com/ng.”
Gunmen Invade Governor Fayemi’s Hometown
Isan Ekiti, the home town of Governor Kayode Fayemi was last night, 8th of April thrown into serious panic and confusion as gunmen stormed the sleepy town.
ThePageNews reliably gathered that a six man gang terrorised the town unhindered for hours until they arrived the Governor’s main street where he has his country home with armed men.
The gun men eventually walked into a gas station directly opposite the Governor’s home and demanded to see its owner.
According to our source, while at the gas station, the gun men shot into the air sporadically but there was not reprisal attack from the officers of Nigeria security and civil defence personnel, members of the mobile force and police officers attached to the Governor residence within the vicinity.
It was also garnered that, the gun men, unable to see the owner of the gas station eventually left with the general manager of the gas station
Glo-powered African Voices Showcases Two Change Agents Sportsmen On CNN International This Weekend
The Globacom-powered African Voices on CNN International will this weekend highlight the impact of two sports icons as change agents in their respective countries.
According to the telecommunications company, the agents are former rugby players, Tendai Mtawarira from Zimbabwe and Kenya’s Humphrey Kayange. The duo will be special guests on the programme, and will share with viewers their on-and-off-the-pitch activities and accomplishments.
Kayange, who was born in 1982, studied Organic Chemistry at the Jomo Kenyatta University, Juja, Kenya, before starting a career in rugby. He was in the Kenyan squad at the Rugby World Cup Sevens which reached the semifinals of the tournament. In 2009, he was nominated for the International Rugby Board Sevens Player of The Year.
He was awarded the Kenyan Presidential Order of Golden Warriors (OGW) in the 2008/2009 IRB world series alongside his brother who is equally an accomplished rugby player. He runs the Atlas Foundation which is a platform for mentoring and advocating for Kenyan athletes and young sports prospects in the country.
The second guest, Mtawarira, started playing rugby for South Africa in 2008. He gained 117 caps to become the most capped prop in South African history and the third most capped Springbok of all time. He had the most Super Rugby caps by a South African with 160 caps and was also a 2019 Rugby World Cup winner.
Because of his commitment to changing the lives of youths, he set up the Beast Foundation in 2020 through which he builds a community of enthusiastic young people who aspire to find their feet in sports and education.
The programme will be on CNN on DSTV Channel 401 on Saturday at 9.30 a.m. The repeat editions will run on Sunday at 4.30 a.m., 7.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m., 7.30 p.m. and on Monday at 5.30 a.m.
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